HLWIKI hits 19 million mark

HLWIKI International, a wiki originally created to support LIBR 534: Health Information Sources and Services & LIBR 559M – Social Media for Information Professionals at UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies (SLAIS), has reached a new milestone: 19,000,000 million page views.

The wiki has become part of a larger strategy to track information practices in health librarianship especially fast-moving topics related to information technology. For eight years the wiki has been used as a digital space for teaching, information-sharing and collaborative writing. (The attached screenshot shows 19,000,000 views from all over the world, especially in developing countries where librarians may need to access a current source in their field.)

I’d like to thank the librarians on our Advisory for their assistance in the project. From its start, the wiki was meant to build a health information and libraries tool with a global perspective but to emphasize issues affecting Canadian practitioners. If you look at the top 100 files of more than 1100 entries many are now essential sources of information (judging from their usage). Dean Giustini, UBC

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  2. Aboriginal health‏‎ (333,567 views)
  3. Aboriginal health search filter‏‎ (172,971 views)
  4. Apple iPhone4 for physicians‏‎ (157,236 views)
  5. Accreditation‏‎ (134,953 views)
  6. Google scholar‏‎ (125,940 views)
  7. Author impact metrics‏‎ (119,322 views)
  8. Google scholar bibliography‏‎ (100,474 views)
  9. Altmetrics‏‎ (100,369 views)
  10. Academic libraries 2.0‏‎ (95,032 views)
  11. Breast cancer‏‎ (94,630 views)
  12. Bibliotherapy‏‎ (93,396 views)
  13. Bibliography – Library 2.0‏‎ (92,502 views)
  14. Blogs‏‎ (87,160 views)
  15. Bioinformatics‏‎ (87,143 views)
  16. Apple iPad for physicians‏‎ (86,593 views)
  17. Consumer health information‏‎ (84,998 views)
  18. Social media glossary‏‎ (82,875 views)
  19. Bibliometrics‏‎ (78,296 views)
  20. Clinical librarianship‏‎ (75,634 views)
  21. Systematic review searching‏‎ (70,554 views)
  22. Collaboration 2.0‏‎ (65,228 views)
  23. Evidence-based health care‏‎ (65,088 views)
  24. Acupuncture case study‏‎ (64,441 views)
  25. H1N1 (Human Swine Flu) in Canada‏‎ (63,517 views)
  26. Scopus vs. Web of Science‏‎ (62,045 views)
  27. Scoping reviews‏‎ (60,819 views)
  28. History of surgery in British Columbia‏‎ (60,439 views)
  29. Library 2.0 Chronology‏‎ (60,092 views)
  30. Zotero vs. Mendeley‏‎ (57,355 views)
  31. Grey literature‏‎ (57,252 views)
  32. Social media policies‏‎ (56,795 views)
  33. BOPPPS Model‏‎ (56,354 views)
  34. Evidence-based web 2.0‏‎ (55,230 views)
  35. Lists of hospitals in Canada‏‎ (55,000 views)
  36. Social cataloguing‏‎ (54,160 views)
  37. Information literacy‏‎ (53,640 views)
  38. Advocacy‏‎ (51,011 views)
  39. Top Fifty (50) Medical Wikis You Might (Want to) Know‏‎ (50,930 views)
  40. Bibliographic citation software‏‎ (49,715 views)
  41. Creating a Library 2.0 program for a public library‏‎ (47,849 views)
  42. Archives 2.0‏‎ (47,779 views)
  43. Allied health professionals‏‎ (47,611 views)
  44. Twitter‏‎ (47,092 views)
  45. Medical podcasts & videocasts‏‎ (47,074 views)
  46. Best Canadian medical books‏‎ (44,591 views)
  47. Information technology topics‏‎ (44,336 views)
  48. Complementary & alternative medicine (CAM)‏‎ (44,121 views)
  49. Aboriginal health search tools‏‎ (43,323 views)
  50. Module I – Affordance‏‎ (42,925 views)